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Bay Area Video Coalition: Youth

Watch videos created by youth from the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC)!

BAVC actively supports a new generation of diverse mediamakers through their programs for youth. They offer workshops, comprehensive training, and client-based production in digital video, web, and audio. BAVC programs emphasize creative and socially relavant storytelling, high production quality, innovative distribution, and real-world applications of digital media skills. For more information contact youthprograms@bavc.org.

Click for more information about BAVC Youth Programs.

Click to listen to music produced by youth at BUMP (the Bay Unity Music Project):

  • Where I'm At
  • True 2 Life - The Mixtape
  • Sophmore Jinx EP
  • The Future
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    Dance becomes the language of rebellion for some bored high school students. Lead Youth Producer: Erica Eng TRT: 10:30 Screenings: San Francisco International Film Festival Hamptons International Film Festival (MA) Oakland International Festival Tower of Youth Festival (Sacramento, CA) Berkeley Film & Video Festival Salesforce Youth Media Festival (San Francisco, CA) Ojai Film Festival (CA) San Francisco Women's Film Festival Screenagers Film Festival (Berkeley, CA) Women of Color Film...
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    Music video featuring BUMP Records' hip-hop recording artists Simon T, Will Bracy, Tyne Taz, and Mr. Knowitall. Directors: Nathan Davis-Floyd & Ame Garrucho TRT 4:55 Screenings: Los Angeles Film Festival Bay Area Filmmakers Course (San Francisco State University) Access SF (San Francisco, CA)
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    Topics: hiphop, music video
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    We Can't Keep Quiet exposes FCC laws and other trends that limit diversity of thought and expression on the airwaves. By: Muriel Goodman. TRT: 4 min 5 sec
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    Highlights from Youth Sounds first year of programming.
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    Topics: oakland, hip hop, Society: Education
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    The story of Rose and James Jones.
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    by Taylor Batty
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    The Effects of Gossip takes a look at how gossip, although sometimes harmless, may at times produce devastating consequences. By: Taylor Batty. TRT: 5 min
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    Careful what you ask a stranger at the bus stop-you might just get an answer! A look at perceptions of beauty, ethnicity, and body image. Director: Karen Lum TRT: 4:05 Screenings: San Francisco International Film Festival Los Angeles Film Festival San Francisco International Asian-American Film Festival Hamptons International Film Festival Media That Matters (New York, NY) Slant: Asian-American Film Festival (Houston) Orinda Film Festival (CA) Women of Color Film Festival (Berkeley, CA) Project...
    Topics: body image, ethnic, young women
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    The Unheard is about the struggles of immigrants who are living on Cesar Chavez street. By: Tania Cervantes. TRT: 6 min 3 sec
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    by Maurita Ramirez
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    A Story of a Teen Mom is about the struggles of a teen mother. By: Maurita Ramirez TRT: 4 min 31 sec
    Topics: teen,, mom, teen pregnancy
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    by Seanne Kempis
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    A grandmother loses her memory to dementia.
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    In an abandoned train station, a group of kids discover powers hidden inside an old trunk. Lead Youth Producer: Mandel Lum TRT: 10:00 Screenings: San Francisco International Film Festival Locomotion Film Festival (Salt Lake City, UT) KDOL TV (Oakland, CA) Access SF (San Francisco, CA) Awards: Best Experimental (Locomotion Film Festival)
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    Thoughts and Interpretations: The Correct Perspective on African Americans takes a look at certain individuals who counteract the stereotypes that many people hold about African Americans. By: Andre Wilson. TRT: 7 min 14 sec
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    Behind Closed Doors describes the filmmakers' struggles and triumphs as a child in the foster care system. By: Kawana Yancey. TRT: 2 min 59 sec
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    Miscommunication Between Parents and Teens takes a look at conflicts that arise between parents and teenagers, giving insight into the perspectives of both the parents and the teens. By: Sandra Wong TRT: 5 min 25 sec
    Topics: parents, teens, misscommunication
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    In a world confined to "A" and "B," one man has the courage to "C" outside the box. Lead Youth Producers: Andrew Baxter & Daniel Downey TRT: 4:00 Screenings: San Francisco International Film Festival Screenagers Film Festival (Berkeley, CA) Locomotion Film Festival (Salt Lake City, UT) MHz Shortz Film Festival (Silver Spring, MD) Reel Teens Film Festival (New York, NY) Oakland International Film Festival Youth Film Festival (St. Helena, CA) Awards: Top Prize:...
    Topics: censorship, courage, individuality
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    by LaQuita D. Keele
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    Street Violence explores how violence affects the community.
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    by Jay Yu
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    Street Racing exposes the dangers of street racing by profiling teen racers. By: Jay Yu. TRT: 6 min 4 sec
    Topic: Street Racing, Teens, Danger
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    PSA produced by migrant youth in the Conexiones program on child abuse.
    Topics: Youth, Health, Conexiones
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    by Brandon Franklin
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    Neighborhood Related explores life in the Western Addition through the eyes of one San Francisco young person. By: Brandon Franklin. TRT: 4 min 39 sec
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    Topics: Western Addition, violence, neighborhood, teen perspective
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    Block Violence is about the seriousness of hood violence in the Bay Area. By: Michael Kinard, 2005. TRT: 2 min 35 sec
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    My Family is about living in a large family. By: Eli Purpura-Pontoniere, TRT: 2 min 51 sec
    Topics: family, large family
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    by Alex Asefaw
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    Passing Judgment explores how people are often judged based on their looks, even though people have a lot more to offer than assumptions may suggest. By: Alex Asefaw. TRT: 5 min 6 sec
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    by Matthew J. Salanoa
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    Protect What's Left explores how the world is not as beautiful as it seems, and shows that if people continue to pollute, there won't be anything left for following generations. By: Matthew J. Salanoa. TRT: 2 min 43 sec
    Topics: environment, pollution
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    by Lesley Rodriguez
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    Not A So-Called Perfect Life shows how communication can heal the wounds of growing up with an alcoholic parent. By: Lesley Rodriguez TRT: 3 min 51 sec
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    An improv enactment of teen courtship from 40 different voices. Lead Youth Producer: Paolo Sambrano TRT: 6:00 Screenings: San Francisco International Film Festival Berkeley Film & Video Festival Orinda Film Festival Tower of Youth Festival (Sacramento, CA) Reel Teens Film Festival (New York NY) Do It Your Damn Self Film Festival (Cambridge, MA) Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival (Birmingham, AL) KDOL TV (Oakland, CA) Access SF (San Francisco, CA) Awards: Grand Festival Award-Young Producers...
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    Eyes and Ears explores the challenges and advantages of being raised by immigrants. By: Karla Gallardo TRT: 3 min 29 sec
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    Life at Church takes a look into the filmmaker's favorite place -- church. By: LeShanti Smith. TRT: 1 min 51 sec
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    by LaTanya Tickle Green
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    Realizing (And some may never see) explores the realities of people depending on one another. By: LaTanya Tickle Green. TRT: 3 min 29 sec
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    Mikewest is an exploration into alternative education options. By: Michael Maldonado. TRT: 4 min 51 sec
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    by Antonette E. Santiago
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    No More Regrets explores how, when someone passes away, those surviving the deceased realize how big an impact the deceased has had on their lives. By: Antonette E. Santiago. TRT: 5 min 26 sec
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    by Michael Yip
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    One Day at the Park uses basketball as a metaphor to encourage perseverance despite repeated failures. By: Michael Yip. TRT: 1 min 40 sec
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    by Aaron Chiang
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    3:5:14:00:100 is a documentary about the filmmaker's baseball team, a team that works hard and has fun, but consistently loses games. By: Aaron Chiang. TRT: 6 min 9 sec
    Topic: baseball
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    by Jarrel Phillips
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    Breaking the Mode proposes that leaders are individuals who are willing to stand out and are not afraid to stand up for what they believe and who inspire other people to take action as well. This idea of leadership is conveyed through a poem by Nelson Mandela: "Our Deepest Fear." By: Jarrel Phillips. TRT: 6 min 24 sec
    Topics: Leadership, Leader
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    by Zack Loheed
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    The Struggle is a film about the struggle between funding public schools versus funding the military. By: Zack Loheed. TRT:1 min 56 sec
    Topics: Education, public schools, budget
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    by Diem Vo
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    A family describes their experiences in Vietnam while at the dinner table.
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    by Aisha Lawrence, Kate Osipova, and Lydia Tulba
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    Run it Through is about high school students’ struggles trying to get into college. By: Aisha Lawrence, Kate Osipova, and Lydia Tulba. TRT: 4 min 30 sec
    Topics: college admissions, college applications
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    by Janel White-Taylor
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    A story of my family.
    Topic: Society: Families
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    by Kate Osipova
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    I Don't Know looks at how people are so busy that they become preoccupied with little things and do not take time to recognize the uniqueness of their lives. By: Kate Osipova. TRT: 4 min 15 sec
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    by Tyler Garner, Jarrel Phillips, Jay Yu, and Tania Cervantes
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    Victims of Fashion is about local sweatshops and the effects they have on the workers in our economy, exposing audiences that sweatshop use is not only a problem in developing countries, but within our borders as well. By: Tyler Garner, Jarrel Phillips, Jay Yu, and Tania Cervantes. TRT: 5 min 26 sec
    Topics: sweatshops, fashion, exploitation
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    by Isaiah Burdon
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    A teen chooses to lead an active life.
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    by Rene Macias
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    Video Project of Faces For the Future program based in Oakland.
    Topics: Faces, Health, Education
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    D.I.Y. stands for "Do It Yourself" a band who refuses to conform to mainstream commercial interests.
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    by Jon Garner
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    A recent immigrant from El Salvador describes his life.
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    by Anthony Allesandroni
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    D.I.Y. describes the underground music scene. By: Anthony Allesandroni. TRT: 4 min 38 sec
    Topics: diy, underground music
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    by Calvin Lee
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    Sole Collectors brings the viewer into the world of shoe collecting. By: Calvin Lee. TRT: 4 min 28 sec
    Topics: shoes, trends
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    by Alicia Butler
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    Welcome to My Unhappy Streets is about the unhappy streets of Bayview Hunters Point. By: Alicia Butler.TRT: 1 min 20 sec
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    A portrayal of two disillusioned, bored teens contemplating suicide. Writer/Director: Andrew Baxter TRT: 7:50
    Topic: suicide
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    Another reason not to smoke. Director/Camera: Grace Rathbone-Webber TRT: 30 sec
    Topic: suicide
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    by Franklin
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    Neighborhood Related explores life in the Western Addition through the eyes of one San Francisco young person. By: Brandon Franklin, 2005. TRT: 4 min 39 sec
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    by Sean Cobb
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    Women: Finally Unraveled takes the viewer on a search to understand the mysterious female gender. By: Sean Cobb.TRT: 2 min 43 sec
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    by LaQuita D. Keele
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    Street Violence explores how violence affects the community. By: LaQuita D. Keele, 2005. TRT: 3 min 12 sec
    Topics: street violence, teens
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    Test your knowledge of disease prevention. Director: Melissa Wee Camera: Sabrena Henderson TRT: 1:00
    Topic: disease
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    by Adel Sheik
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    How Well Do You Know Your Parents? encourages people to take the time to get to know their family. By: Adel Sheik. TRT: 4 min 3 sec
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    by Martin Massaysay Carino
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    Cultural Conflict asks "Why is the Filipino community divided when it can be united?" By: Martin Massaysay Carino. TRT: 4 min 10 sec
    Topics: Filipino, culture
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    by Oscar Arana
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    The American Dream explores how the filmmaker’s parents are driven by the American Dream, and once they can not succeed themselves, urge their children to strive to become prosperous. By: Oscar Arana. TRT: 2 min 42 sec
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    In this short narrative set to Chopin, a lonely young man sets out to make a video for a contest by taping attractive young women in public. Along the way, he discovers that beauty is more than skin deep. Writer/Director: Karen Lum TRT: 9:10
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    Voting examines the importance of young peoples' votes in the 2004 election. By: Chris Tche.
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    by Nicolas Ha
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    Passion is a reflective piece about individual passions. By: Nicolas Ha.TRT: 2 min 33 sec
    Topics: passions, hobbies
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    by Selina Lee
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    What's In A Name is about the filmmaker's Chinese name, how she got it, and what happens to her because of it. By: Selina Lee. TRT: 3 min 4 sec
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    by Michael Maldonado, Anita Law, and Zack Loheed
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    What Lies Behind the Truth is the product of three young video-makers asking the youth of today, "What do you think about President Bush?" By: Michael Maldonado, Anita Law, and Zack Loheed. TRT: 3 min 35 sec
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    Youth Sounds Factory attends the Sundance Film Festival. Director: Paolo Sambrano Editor: America Velasquez TRT: 8:06
    Topics: dance, sundance
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    by William Tsang
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    A Culture is a video essay about the meaning of hip hop. By: William Tsang. TRT: 3 min 43 sec
    Topics: hiphop, music, culture
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    This experimental short exposes an abstract reality as seen by three different people, calling into question the limitations of simply one perspective. Writers/Directors: Andrew Baxter & America Velasquez TRT: 2:25 Screenings: Access SF (San Francisco)
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    by Stephen Bowers
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    Living In A Peaceless Community tells the story of life before and after the beef started in Hunter's Point. By: Stephen Bowers. TRT: 7 min 7 sec
    Topics: Hunter's Point, violence, peace
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    by Aisha Lawrence
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    On Caletha is a documentary about the filmmaker's friend Caletha and how she has survived tough struggles. By: Aisha Lawrence. TRT: 3 min 37 sec
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    by Jessica Tsuei
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    Give Us a Break is about the stresses and lack of sleep in high school. By: Jessica Tsuei. TRT: 1 min 30 sec
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    Find your prefect match -- safely. Director: Amber DuBois TRT: 1:20
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    by Anita Law
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    Finding Your Adjective explores the vocabulary of teenagers and questions why teenagers concentrating on negative aspects about themselves rather than on positive ones. By: Anita Law. TRT: 2 min 20 sec
    Topics: teens, positive self image, language
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    by Jose Mendez
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    Heaven depicts the harshness of reality versus the comforts of an imaginary garden space. By: Jose Mendez. TRT: 1 min 27 sec
    Topics: identity, immigration, isolation
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    A high school melodrama with an unconventional girl-chases-guy love story. Writer/Director: German Rodriguez TRT: 10:00
    Topics: highschool, love story
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    A portrait of four teens as seen through a pencil as it travels at high school one day. Writers/Directors: Jason Alarcon, Daniel Downey,Vernell Harbin, Jazmynae Young TRT: 10:35 Screenings: Youth Film Festival (St. Helena, CA)
    Topic: highschool